International Women's Writing Guild
Query Audit Toolkit
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Pitching before a manuscript is truly ready is one of the most common mistakes writers make. That's why book coach Julie Artz developed this self-audit toolkit that uses a manuscript's pitch or jacket copy and a 2–3 page synopsis to identify story-level issues.
In this session, you will learn how to:
Identify red flags in your query/jacket copy & synopsis that indicate story level issues
Think about how to position your book in the market
Self-audit for publication readiness
There will be time at the end for Q & A about Julie's self-audit toolkit, querying, and more.
Julie Artz spent her young life sneaking into wardrobes searching for Narnia. When people started to think that was creepy, she went in search of other ways to go on mystical adventures. Now she finds those long-sought doors to magical story worlds in her work as an author, editor, and book coach.
An active member of the writing community, she has volunteered for SCBWI, TeenPit, and Pitch Wars and is a member of EFA, the Authors Guild, and AWP. A social and environmental justice-minded story geek, Julie lives in an enchanted forest outside of Redmond, Washington, with her husband, two strong-willed teenagers, and a trio of naughty furry familiars. She's been coaching writers across genres and age categories to both indie- and traditional-publishing success since 2016.
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